April 12 – April 14 1856

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April 56

Sat 12         I & Kyler slepd together in my
old bunk. After breckfast I took
down the cook stove & packd up
its furniture to send over to the
Am. Ranch but no mules came.
Bray was up to see me & talkd
of our law suit & went back home
after dinner. i & Kyler was all
evening looking out the locality
for a ditch to carry water on
Rocky Bar a crofs middle fea
ther river, rather a difficult job.
John & Shults got gold this
week out of the upper diggins 124$.
Dave & Joe got gold out of lower
diggins 16$ all week no good
mostly clear weather today.

Sun 13       Kyler stopd at the point last
kt. I slepd in my old bunk &
was up before day mended my
pants & read the 14 – 15 chapters of
Mathew then calld up the boys.
I had to fix up my fire place
this morning. I & Shults went
to the point met Kline with two
pack mules to carry the cook stove

April 56

over to the ranch cost 10$ pd
to Thompson. Shults going down
to Rocky Bar. I pd Frank Fox
50$ borrowd last fall, pd I.C.
Lewis 48$ for potatoes. Pd a. Moo
rehead 10 1/4$ store bill, collec
ted 44 3/4$ of I.S. Root as security
for Lloyd. I, John, Dave & Kyler
baught Dutch Charlys claims
on Rocky Bar for 2500$ payable in
six months with 3 per cent
interest per month, with I W Thompson
as security, then went to my cabin.

Mo 14         I went down to the point. John
& Joe at work at the upper diggins
and Dave at the Lower, I waited
for Kyler to come up from the
Rocky Bar claims after taki
ng possession we & Duesler
started for the vally. I & Kyler
went by the cabins got my gun
& some other notions & put. It rai
nd on us all the way. I borrowd
a cross cut saw I Terwillegar

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